Vijay Singh was named a recipient of the 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award by the American Society of Civil Engineers Environmental and Water Resources Institute (ASCE-EWRI) on 16 August 2013. He is a professor and a distinguished chair in the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering at Texas A&M University.
Vijay Singh is an engineer specialising in water resources engineering and hydrology. He is internationally recognized. He made several advances in hydrologic and environmental modeling and received the most prestigious awards for hydrology from numerous professional societies.
Fact-sheet on Vijay Singh
• He is a professor in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering. He joined the Texas A&M faculty in 2006.
• He got his B.S.E. from the U.P. Agricultural University in India, his M.S.E. from the University of Guelph in Ontario and his Ph.D. from Colorado State University.
• He also earned a D.Sc. from The University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa.
Vijay Singh has authored many journal articles and books on hydrology. His work has developed the application of kinematic wave theory to the point where it is widely used throughout the world in hydrologic models used for water resource modeling, flood planning and hydrologic design. His work on entropy theory has created a new branch of hydrology, called entropic hydrology.
At present, he serves as editor-in-chief of the Journal of Hydrologic Engineering and Water Science and Engineering, two of the premier journals in hydrology and continues on the editorial boards of 27 different journals.
Who: Vijay Singh
When: 16 August 2013